Rogation Sunday & Beating The Bounds
Sunday 6th May 2018
On 6th May there will be a special United Benefice Rogation Sunday celebration, starting at 9.15am after gathering at St. Martin's Church in Fivehead for bacon butties and a short opening service; then a 'beating the bounds' walk to Swell (eta 10.30am) for a short simple Communion Service, coffee (and toilet stop), before continuing on to Curry Rivel (eta 12.30pm) where we will have a short service which will be followed by a bring and share lunch in the Old School Room.
The Church has traditionally offered prayer for God's blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce food. Rogation days (the 3 days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God's blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest, starting on the preceding Sunday.
Beating the boundary goes back to medieval times, when a 'beating party' walked the boundary of a parish, checking the boundary markers and beating them with long sticks, also praying for the protection of the land.
The above times are for information, in order that any non-walkers can meet up with the walkers at various points.
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